On the heels of the massive DDoS attack that disrupted DNS services provided by Dyn, Singaporean ISP StarHub's DNS services were likewise targeted. The ISP has blamed customer-owned IoT devices for the attack, but it has not named the malware involved.
The malware-infected IoT army that disrupted domain name server provider Dyn was composed of, at most, 100,000 devices, the company estimates in an after-action report. But claims that the attacks peaked at 1.2 Tbps remain unconfirmed.
Internet of things security takeaway: Save yourself, and by doing so, maybe help save the rest of us too. That's the obvious takeaway from the rise of low-tech, high-impact Mirai malware, which has been tied to the record-setting Oct. 21 DDoS attack against Dyn.
Chinese manufacturer Xiongmai has promised to replace or patch some IoT components that attackers are using to build massive internet of things Mirai botnets to wage DDoS attacks, such as the Oct. 21 disruption of DNS provider Dyn. But security experts question whether these moves will blunt future IoT attacks.
Massive DDoS attacks, targeting DNS provider Dyn, have triggered widespread internet disruptions. Security intelligence firm Flashpoint says the attacks have been perpetrated at least in part via a botnet of Mirai-infected internet of things devices.
A malware-wielding gang has been targeting financial firms' SWIFT software to inject fraudulent money-moving messages since at least January in "discreet campaigns" not tied to the Bangladesh Bank hack, Symantec warns.
A report on the verbal combat between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over whether the Russian government is using hacks to influence the U.S. presidential election leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, an update on Dropbox's new password protection strategy.
IT security industry has developed new methods and technologies to help reduce the threat of a major breach while reducing the cost of day-today upkeep. The common way of protecting systems is to employ discrete tools such as software intrusion detection and firewalls. A more efficient and sophisticated approach,...
Bad news: A developer has released the source code for Mirai malware, which is designed to automatically find and hack internet of things devices, turning them into DDoS cannons. The malware has been tied to recent record-smashing DDoS attacks.
A new kind of malware for Mac OS X has been linked to Fancy Bear, the Russian group suspected of hacking the DNC and the World Anti-Doping Agency. But the malware only poses a low risk to users, experts say.
Given the rapid spread of malware and difficulties with detection, what actions should organizations take? In this interview, Chris Novak of Verizon and Stephen Orfei of the PCI Security Standards Council offer insights.
Ransomware attacks are surging because attackers have perfected their techniques while enterprises in all sectors have failed to address critical security shortcomings, says Raimund Genes, CTO at Trend Micro.